Weeds and Wildflowers

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying:  “May all your weeds be wildflowers.”  After testing was complete, I managed to make the rounds this afternoon to visit with some young readers talking and studying seeds.  bluebonnetsThey were commenting about finding “several weeds on the playground and our fields out back, Mrs. Van!”  Someone mentioned allergies and “how hard it is to keep my nose from running right now with blooms!”  Another friend talked about sharing “a flower necklace I made during recess.”  One child discussed the need to “help others learn to see the weeds of life as wildflowers everyday.”  🙂  Obviously, this got my attention!

As we talked on, it became obvious these observers were sharing ideas gleaned from recent classroom conversations and discussions about turning challenging situations into opportunities.  This life lesson at a young age can certainly impact the future for these learners.  Looking at things optimistically (the glass is half full) goes a long way in bringing JOY to daily challenges, no matter the situation.  So…here’s hoping you find a batch of wildflowers along your journey today and choose to help others turn their “weeds into wildflowers” too!

PS – I’m told we “DID NOT pick the bluebonnets out back either!”  🙂

Spring has sprung!

While the temperature and the wind gusts today would argue otherwise, a group of talented young writers all agree that spring is in the air at LME!  This bluebonnetspicture of bluebonnets was sent to me along with this little poem today:

Spring has sprung and the days are longer now

We get to play outside past supper and this is really WOW!

Bluebonnets in Texas are the state flower you know

We have a field of many and we love to watch them grow!

So get outside Mrs. Van and play with the Rowdy Runners

Spring is the BEST time because it makes everything much funner!  🙂

Thanks to my special poetry friends for allowing me the opportunity to share their inspiration today.  I’m headed outside if the wind doesn’t blow me away first…here’s hoping you get some springy action of your own today!